March 14th, 2012

More Than Just Old Bay…

Growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, I had it made. My childhood summers were filled with hunting for arrowheads on sandy beaches, canoeing quietly in the marsh to catch a glimpse of the beaver building his dam, and floating in the silty water as I watched blue heron and osprey fly overhead… We were a frugal family and didn’t travel much, so I naively assumed that was a pretty normal way to live. Many of our neighbors fished and crabbed, so seafood galore was pretty everyday, too.

Once I grew up a bit and gained perspective, I began to realize how unique our area is – including our cuisine. To celebrate this glorious history, Cecil County Public Library is hosting two programs on the history of Chesapeake Bay cooking. ¬†Writer Katherine Moose,¬†author of “Chesapeake’s Bounty: Cooking with Regional Favorites,” will tell about local food history and demonstrate several delicious recipes. She’ll also have books for sale and signing.

Chesapeake Bay Map Historic

The programs will be held:

Perryville Branch Library
Saturday, March 24th at 11am

North East Branch Library
Saturday, March 31st at 11am

Call or stop by any branch to sign up. What’s your favorite part about living in Chesapeake Bay country?


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